Lloyd WMA

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Rick in NKY, May 15, 2017.

  1. Rick in NKY

    Rick in NKY Fawn

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    I had posted awhile back regarding hunting in the Independence area and recently just went to the Curtis Gates Lloyd WMA this weekend to see the layout. I was pleasantly surprised with the acreage, as well as the set up. I was wondering if anyone on here knew how much pressure it tends to get? I missed getting there for Turkey season but am interested in other upcoming seasons. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    It gets a lot of pressure. The vast amount of flat, easy to walk fields make accessing the thick stuff where the deer are easy. I hunted there a lot a few years ago, and you just have to get as far away from the fields as possible. Which of course, makes it hard to silently get into a stand, and a real bear to drag out a deer. Last one I drug out took me 3 hours.

    Keep in mind it not just deer hunting either. A lot of small game hunting goes on too.

    I still hunt there once or twice a year just for a change of scenery.
     
  3. Rick in NKY

    Rick in NKY Fawn

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    Iceman35,

    Thanks for the heads up! I thought it would get a lot of traffic for Deer. I'm going to try to hit it for Spring Squirrel this year. Any idea on Dove hunting there? I've really struggled to find areas around here for it other than private land. Do they plant sunflowers or millet? Also do you have any info on Mullins? I drove over there and it only looked as if there are two pull offs. I didn't know how much pressure that tends to get. Any info would be helpful. Thanks again!
     
  4. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    They did plant a few fields for doves a few years ago. I'm sure they still do. It was the first two fields on the right past the gate. I believe they don't allow dove hunting until noon, I'm guessing so deer hunters as dove hunters aren't mixing.

    Don't know much about Mullins. Walked through once and decided it was too small for me to bother with. They opened up both WMA's to the rifle season last year, which, IMO, is dangerous.
     

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